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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher | #30

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Tillman (back) pitched three innings in an extended spring training game Monday.
He could begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Aberdeen next week. Tillman has missed the last month with a lower back strain and probably isn't guaranteed a rotation spot once he's activated. Jun 11 - 4:42 PM

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Chris Tillman (back) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

It was his first mond workout since he landed on the disabled list May 11 with a lower back strain. Tillman had a 10.46 ERA and 2.21 WHIP through seven starts this season with the Orioles and will probably make several minor league rehab appearances before the team considers activating him.
May 29 - 4:43 PM

Chris Tillman (back) will throw on flat ground Monday.

Tillman was placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain on May 11, so it's a positive step that he's ready to throw. That said, Monday will be the 10-day mark since he hit the DL, and flat ground is a few steps removed from activation. He remains without a timetable to return.
May 19 - 6:03 PM

Chris Tillman (back) has reported to the Orioles' spring training complex to continue his rehab.

There's no timetable for when Tillman might return after he allegedly suffered a lower back injury. He's obviously no longer fantasy relevant.
May 18 - 11:08 AM

Orioles placed RHP Chris Tillman on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

We'll let you make your own determination as to whether Tillman is actually injured. He's posted a 10.46 ERA and 2.21 WHIP this season and doesn't figure to get another opportunity anytime soon.
May 11 - 5:59 PM

Chris Tillman allowed six runs -- five earned -- over 1 1/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Royals.

Tillman's struggles continue, as he got just four outs a week after he lasted just one inning in a loss to the Angels. He didn't lose in this one -- Royals pitching actually turned out to be worse -- but it's still hard to see how the O's continue rolling him out there with his 10.46 ERA and 2.21 WHIP. We'll see if they find a better option next week against the Phillies.
May 10 - 10:52 PM

Chris Tillman was destroyed in Thursday's loss to the Angels, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over just one-plus inning of work.

Oh dear goodness. The Angels jumped on Tillman for five of the seven runs on his line in the first inning, with the veteran right-hander coughing up RBI knocks to Mike Trout, Justin Upton, Shohei Ohtani, Andrelton Simmons and Luis Valbuena. He would come back out for the second inning, but only just, as Ian Kinsler greeted him with a double and Mike Trout followed with an RBI single to chase Tillman from the game. This debacle is made all the more disappointing for the fact that it came on the tail of seven innings of one-hit, shutout ball against the Tigers the last time he took the mound. That start looks very much like an outlier. In every one of his other five starts this season, he has surrendered at least four runs. He'll try his best to forget Thursday's showing when he takes to the home mound against the Royals next time out.
May 4 - 1:14 AM

Chris Tillman was brilliant in Friday's victory over the Tigers, allowing one hit and a pair of walks over seven innings of shutout baseball.

The veteran right-hander struck out five on the night. He entered Friday's start with a 9.87 ERA through his first four starts, so this outing came completely out of nowhere. He'll look to carry over the momentum from this fine effort when he takes on the Angels in Los Angeles on Thursday. He remains a poor bet for quality fantasy production.
Apr 27 - 9:37 PM

Chris Tillman let in four runs in six innings and took a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

He got burned for three home runs -- all solo shots -- by Yan Gomes, Jose Ramirez and Yonder Alonso. He struck out five, walked one and yielded eight total hits. The fact that this was Tillman's best start of the season tells you all you need to know. His record falls to 0-4 with a 9.87 ERA and 2.37 WHIP. He has just eight strikeouts and 11 walks in 17 1/3 innings after four starts. One would think it could only get better from here but then we remember that he finished last year with a 7.84 ERA in 19 starts and five relief appearances.
Apr 21 - 6:53 PM

Chris Tillman was crushed for six runs over two innings in Friday’s loss to the Red Sox.

Ouch. Tillman has now allowed 15 runs on 22 hits and 10 walks in 11 1/3 innings over his first three starts. He has struck out just three batters. He was brutal last season too, so the Orioles can’t possibly keep running him out there much longer.
Apr 14 - 12:47 AM

Chris Tillman was hit hard in Saturday's loss to the Yankees, surrendering five runs on eights hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work.

The veteran right-hander also issued four free passes while striking out three. The Yankees struck for a pair of runs in the second on a two-run single by Brett Gardner. They tacked on a run in the third, then scratched out another pair in the fifth to complete the damage against him. While not unexpected, Tillman has struggled to an 8.68 ERA and 2.46 WHIP through his first two starts, both losses. He'll attempt to right the ship on Friday against the Red Sox in Boston.
Apr 7 - 4:17 PM

Chris Tillman yielded four earned runs over four-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Astros.

He walked four and gave up seven hits, including a solo homer to Marwin Gonzalez in the bottom of the fourth. Tillman has now surrendered 75 earned runs over his last 76 2/3 innings dating back to last season. The 29-year-old right-hander probably won't last long in the Orioles' starting rotation.
Apr 2 - 10:22 PM

Chris Tillman tossed five innings of one-run ball in Monday’s 4-2 win over the Tigers.

It was an encouraging showing against a lineup which featured the Tigers’ regulars. Tillman allowed six hits and walked none, a big improvement from his six walks in his last outing, though it’s also worth noting that he failed to register a strikeout. Tillman should have a rotation spot to begin the year, but we wouldn't say that's a good thing.
Mar 19 - 5:20 PM

Chris Tillman walked six while giving up four runs in two-plus innings Tuesday against the Twins.

Tillman was able to hold the Twins scoreless despite walking four in the first two innings. In the third, he gave up a single, a double and two walks before being pulled, and all inherited runners came around to score off Donnie Hart. Tillman might be the Orioles' fourth or fifth starter to begin the year, but expectations here are very low.
Mar 13 - 5:01 PM

Orioles re-signed RHP Chris Tillman to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal was agreed to on Monday and then finalized Wednesday after Tillman reported to Orioles camp in Sarasota, Florida and passed his physical. Tillman registered a brutal 7.84 ERA and 1.89 WHIP over 93 innings (19 starts, five relief appearances) last season with Baltimore, but it sounds like he has a good shot at claiming an Opening Day rotation spot for 2018.
Feb 21 - 9:31 AM

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